Association of Open University Graduates



Robin Hood

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Having been Executive Representative for some time now, I am pleased to say that I have been able to meet or contact many of our Regional members. Suggestions for events have come from our members and have been diverse. We hold monthly activities and try to move around the different areas of our Region to give opportunities for as many people as possible to meet up.

There are a large number of members around Lincoln and so a quarterly lunch group has been established for us to gather at the William IV public house on the quayside in Lincoln but anyone is welcome to attend. Visits are also arranged around Lincoln itself, but also the Nottingham area, in Leicestershire, in Northamptonshire and Derbyshire too. These range from visits to National Trust or English Heritage properties, to Museums and Art Galleries but also town trails and nature reserves. 

Each year we try to arrange at least one Handshake event inviting a surrounding Region and are pleased that recently we have been joined by members and friends from Region 04, Region 07 and even Wales. We also arrange Handshake event into neighbouring Regions and Hull hosting the City of Culture has given us the perfect opportunity to cross the River Humber and join Region 07 for a visit to Hull.

As always, I would welcome ideas for visits to events or locations within our Region which would appeal to members. We have Local Contacts in Lincoln and Burton-on-Trent but if any other member wishes to volunteer to organise an event in other areas, you would be most welcome.

Executive Representative –Ramsey Hertzog 01246414746

Lincoln – Susan Bradley - 01522 750292 -
Burton-on-Trent – David Bellaby - 012883 2144017 -